Create to Connect – There was once a Man from Nottingham…

Date of event: 19 Apr 2021 Event start time: 1:00pm - Event end time: 3:00pm

Location: Online

Market Square in Nottingham

A free, online creative workshop for people aged 55+. Join theatre maker Luke Pearson and be inspired by poetry and limericks taken from local stories and urban myths.

This fun and playful workshop will encourage you to take inspiration from the world around you. It is a chance to explore your creative potential. There will an opportunity to perform, if you want to, by sharing a poem with the group. You will be able to reflect on our great city, Nottingham, or another city or place near you.

Luke is leading a series of 4 workshops for us. We encourage you to book all four, however you can choose to attend just one. Each session will have a different focus. You do not need any previous experience of poetry.

Why take part?

  • Learn new skills & experiment with poetry  
  • Connect with new people  
  • Take part in creative activities as part of a group 
  • Go on a creative journey using poetry & limericks as your inspiration

How it works

The workshop will take place over Zoom. You will join a small group of other participants. They are interactive sessions where you’ll have the chance to talk to the artist and other participants.

After you’ve signed up, we will send you a link to join the Zoom the meeting. You can join using a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. If you haven’t used Zoom before, let us know and we will help you get online.

What you’ll need

For this workshop you will need something to write with – a pen and paper or a laptop.  Please make sure you have these ready before joining the workshop.

If there are specialist materials needed, we will post them to you prior to the workshop.

About the artist

Luke Pearson is a theatre maker, director and writer from Mansfield. Luke makes theatre in his role at Hull Truck Theatre and also with his company Brick Wall Ensemble. Luke has created and worked on a number of shows including Henry 5, which toured nationally, and also A Rose By Another Name, which won an award at Buxton Fringe Festival.  

Luke was formerly a lecturer of Drama at University of Huddersfield where he studied his MA and BA in Drama. 

About Create to Connect

Create to Connect is a series of FREE online arts workshop from City Arts, for people aged 55+. Anyone can join, but we would especially like to support people who are shielding at home or missing contact with others.

Through creativity, the project will promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Sessions will teach you new skills, support you to access nature and help you keep physically and mentally active.